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10 Reasons to drink water

1) Water is absolutely essential to the human body’s survival. A person can live for about a month without food, but only about a week without water.

2) Water helps to maintain healthy body weight by increasing metabolism and regulating appetite.

3) Water leads to increased energy levels. The most common cause of daytime fatigue is actually mild dehydration.

4) Drinking adequate amounts of water can decrease the risk of certain types of cancers, including colon cancer, bladder cancer and breast cancer.

5) For a majority of sufferers, drinking adequate water can significantly reduce joint and/or back pain.

6) Water leads to overall greater health by flushing out wastes and bacteria that can cause disease.

7) Water can prevent and alleviate headaches.

8) Water naturally moisturises skin and ensures proper cellular formation underneath layers of skin to give it a healthy appearance.

9) Water aids in the digestion process and helps prevent constipation.

10) Water is the primary mode of transportation in the body and is essential for proper circulation.

Manuka honey fights superbug

I’ve always had a big thumbs up for manuka honey, as it’s been used for centuries to treat wounds, but now it may also be the ultimate weapon against drug resistant bacteria, research is telling us.

Manuka honey fights three types of bacteria that commonly infect wounds, including the notorious MRSA ‘superbug’.

The honey prevents microbial growth in unusual ways and may even be able to reverse resistance to antibiotics, say scientists.

Traditional remedies containing honey were used to treat wounds by many ancient civilisations.

Bees produce manuka honey from the nectar of the manuka tree in New Zealand. Experts have recognised the value of manuka honey, leading to its inclusion in many modern wound care products.

Please pass the honey!